Colorado dentist's doting wife stayed with him despite affair and sent texts ... trends now
A devoted wife stayed loyal to her porn-addicted husband for years by putting up with 'multiple affairs,' a 'drugging incident' and her husband's gambling problem as he 'slowly poisoned her to death', it is alleged.
Angela Craig, 43, was determined to work on their marriage to dentist James Craig despite his multiple infidelities and other issues in their relationship.
She raised her concerns with her sister over their 16-year relationship – saying several times that she would leave her husband – but he always managed to talk her round.
Craig, 45, had 'run the dental office into the ground' according to his wife, ad the family's financial situation was 'dire'.
Heartbreaking messages show the mother-of-six complaining about how she feels 'dizzy' and 'nauseous' as she deteriorates in hospital – but continues to tell her husband how much she loves him.
Angela Craig, 43, was determined to work on their marriage to dentist James Craig despite his multiple infidelities and other issues in their relationship
Heartbreaking messages show the mother-of-six complaining about how she feels 'dizzy' and 'nauseous' as she deteriorates in hospital – but continues to tell her husband how much she loves him
The dentist sent his wife several loving messages, including telling her that he had written her a song, despite police saying he knew she was slowly being poisoned with potassium cyanide.
He was arrested in Aurora, Colorado, on Sunday, accused of killing his wife by poisoning her protein shakes, all the while conducting an affair with an orthodontist in Texas.
Messages revealed by police in an arrest affidavit show seemingly loving messages between the couple as social media photographs all show Angela showering her husband in kisses for loved-up snaps on their shared Facebook page.
While his wife deteriorated in hospital and dealing with mystified doctors, Craig also flew his mistress over from Texas while simultaneously messaging his wife to say he 'wished he could stay longer'.
Angela and Craig started discussing her strange symptoms via text on March 6, just a day after she returned from a short trip to visit her sister in Utah – where she was perfectly healthy.
Messages obtained by police show Craig thanking her for making his drink before he admits to giving her too many B vitamins in her protein shake.
She said: 'You're welcome baby, I love you too,' before adding that her head feels 'funny and dizzy' and initially blaming it on caffeine.
The pair continue to chat about her feeling unwell, with Craig insisting that he will 'come home' from the surgery to care for his sick wife.
While his wife deteriorated in hospital and dealing with mystified doctors, Craig also flew his mistress over from Texas while simultaneously messaging his wife to say he 'wished he could stay longer'
The couple made their marital home in Aurora, Colorado, with their six children aged eight to twenty. It is here where Craig is said to have poisoned his wife
Angela Craig was taken to the hospital on March 15. She died on March 19, after four days on life support
Angela then reassures her husband at 6.38am on March 7 that he doesn't have to miss work – with her sister later telling police that their finances were dire and Craig's dental surgery was being 'run into the ground.'
She then questions if her illness is due to a 'sinus infection' before telling her husband: I'm not sure what you were expecting, I don't think this is a sleep thing'.
He sent repeated declarations of love before flying in his mistress from March 8 to March 10 – with her arriving just two days after he is accused of administering the poison on March 6.
Writing to his wife after she complained of nausea, headaches, exhaustion and vomiting, he said: 'I love you. It was so nice hanging out with you and just watching a show and snuggling.
'I am so grateful that the last couple of days have allowed me to have more flexibility in my schedule.'
Angela then references 'reliving the past', which her sister told police was referring to an incident where Craig had drugged her previously – something he claimed was because he intended to take his own life and didn't want her to stop him.
She then thanks him for checking on her repeatedly throughout March 8, before saying 'I love you' and apologizing for falling asleep on the sofa.'
James Toliver Craig was arrested for murder on Sunday after detectives discovered his wife Angela Craig, 43, had been fatally poisoned
Craig admitted to drugging Angela five or six years ago and referenced the incident in a text message to his wife while she is hospitalized
Angela and Craig started discussing her strange symptoms via text on March 6, just a day after she returned from a short trip to visit her sister in Utah – where she was perfectly healthy
The mother-of-six was then admitted to Parker Adventist Hospital on March 9, three days after she was initially seen and released. She was ultimately discharged on March 14 before her death the next day.
On March 10, the day his mistress left Colorado, Craig tells her to 'get some rest finally', to which she replies, 'I love having you here I just don't wanna wear you out. Trying to take care of everything at home and be here with me.'
He said: 'I'm fine. It's really busy and crazy but that's always the case when you're not around/ I want to be up there with you